Data shows that cyberattacks have amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many cyberattacks targeted specific industries, including small businesses extending their online presence and online interaction with customers. Evaluate the security of your business network, system, and data, and use the following tips to increase your business cybersecurity in 2021.
1. Update, update, update
Update your business devices’ operating systems and firewall configurations. The firewalls and the operating systems are the first places where the cybercriminals look for holes and run their attacks. Make sure you don’t miss any update to get the latest security patches.
2. Implement multi-factor authentication
Set-up a multi-factor authentication policy, which is a log-in system that requires additional information along with a user’s password. Prevent data breach by asking your employees to use multi-factor authentication to connect to different devices, software, or platform accounts.
3. Secure your networks
Work with professionals to set up your networks, including the Wi-Fi network. Use firewalls and encryption services, and never broadcast your network name. Set a special Wi-Fi network, password-protected, to be used by your guests.
4. Backup your data
A data breach is one of the worst things that can happen, but losing your business data, such as client databases, project files, or other business documents, to some cybercriminals can be a disaster. Protect data through automatic backups and store it using secured cloud services.
5. Use malware and virus protection
Equip all your business devices with updated antivirus and antispyware software. Professional brands provide patches and updates regularly to protect your business against the newest threats in the cyberattacks’ world.
Implement these essential tips to improve your cybersecurity and protect your business even more with experts’ help.
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